2017 Summer Outlook

According to reports from AccuWeather, this summer is sure to leave Americans sizzling as most regions are expected to endure above-average temperatures.

Spring has sprung, and summer is on its way. While catching some rays and spending time at the beach is enjoyable for many, most still turn to their air conditioning systems for comfort during the hottest months of the year.

According to reports from AccuWeather, this summer is sure to leave Americans sizzling as most regions are expected to endure above-average temperatures.

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Optimizing Centrifugal Chiller Systems

Finding the holy grail of centrifugal chiller optimization for all operating conditions is hard, if not impossible. This article will talk about the requirements of most chiller systems and means of control for condenser optimization.

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50 ways to remove excess work from your sheet metal shop

Lean manufacturing brings added value to customers and reduces the wasting of resources. There are many wastes in how HVAC construction contractors work.

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Now Trending: HVACR

While many educational sessions were presented at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo, perhaps the most popular was the course on global HVAC trends offered by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).

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Amazon scoops up University Square in East Palo Alto

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E-commerce giant Amazon has leased more than 214,000 square feet of office space in East Palo Alto and plans to hire 1,300 people there — a potential gamechanger for a city that has largely missed out on Silicon Valley’s historic jobs boom.

Amazon has leased the entire University Square building at 2100 University Ave., a project by Cupertino developer the Sobrato Organization. Construction on the four-story University Square building next to the city’s hulking Ikea store wrapped up in December.

Read more… https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/03/22/amazon-scoops-up-university-square-in-east-palo.html via @svbizjournal

NATE Certifiably Celebrates 20 Years

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is trending in the industry right now, and it has been well before “trending” was even a thing. It serves as a sense of reliability to homeowners, a symbol of professionalism to employers, a mark of confidence to manufacturers, and a source of pride to technicians. So, no matter what your role in the industry is, there are countless reasons to #celebratewithNATE.

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